formyl

noun

for·​myl ˈfȯr-ˌmil How to pronounce formyl (audio)
: the radical HCO− of formic acid that is also characteristic of aldehydes

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First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of formyl was circa 1859

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“Formyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formyl. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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formyl

noun
for·​myl ˈfȯr-ˌmil How to pronounce formyl (audio)
: the radical HCO− of formic acid that is also characteristic of aldehydes
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